From David Baum: an open letter to the President of France.
To: French Embassy in Washington; French Consulate in Los Angeles; French Consulate in Toronto
Dear French Nation! Shalom!
As a Jew, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I would like to thank your President Jacques Chirac for saying that Israel needs to be convinced that peace is better than war. Never mind that peace (shalom in Hebrew) is the most common word in Jewish prayers. That it is endlessly repeated in synagogues, when greeting or taking leave, when getting up or going to bed. Never mind that shalom (peace) is mentioned 275 times in the Jewish Bible (The Old Testament of Christians.) Never mind that of all the world's literature the United Nations chose to inscribe the words of Israeli Prophet Isaiah on the wall across from its building in New York. Here are these words, "and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more." Never mind that these words are said in every synagogue at nearly every assembly, and that peace is called "God's greatest gift." Therefore, the President of the Nation that still venerates general Napoleon and France's past glories would do better teaching cows how to make milk, or teaching grass how to grow quietly than teaching Jews (Israelis) that peace is better than war. Thank you, Jacques Chirac, for informing me about the encyclopedic extent of your ignorance.
I would like also to thank the unnamed cinema near the Paris Opera for canceling a screening of the "Harry Potter" film for Jewish kids. But I am even more grateful to the police of Paris, which has failed to provide protection for these kids. Apparently Jews of any age are no longer
guaranteed complete equality with the rest of the population. France was the first country in Europe to offer Jews this guarantee, and now it is
apparently also the first to revoke it. I congratulate your great Nation for keeping up at the forefront of progressive thought, no matter in which
direction progress turns.
And how can I not mention the doctorate degree in history, which was offered to Mustafa Talas (who just happens to be Syria's Foreign Minister) by Sorbonne? The Honorable Doctor Talas has written a book on the Damascus Blood Libel of 1840, in which he claims that Jews kill Christians to obtain their blood for Passover. A true genius of historical science is Mustafa Talas, and certainly worthy of Sorbonne. I am infinitely glad that good old blood libels (perhaps the most imaginative product of European civilization), nearly forgotten in the last 50 years, are being revived in French academic circles. You French are just wonderful to have revived such ancient traditions.
(The Damascus Blood Libel started with disappearance of Father Thomas, a Franciscan superior. The French consul accused a group of rabbis and other Jews of ritual murder and extracted a "confession" by torture in which one of the victims died. Pogroms followed throughout the Middle East. The consul then requested permission from Mahemet Ali to kill the rest of his suspects. Others, including sixty children, were arrested and starved to convince their parents to confess. The charges were dropped when Sir Moses Montefiore, Adolphe Cremieux and Salomon Munk intervened on behalf of the Jews.)
I also cannot forget the events of October, 2000, with synagogues firebombed and burned, Jewish worshipers attacked and stoned. I know that President Chiraq spoke out against all this, saying that this is not what he meant when he criticized Israel. Well, as English playwright Shakespeare said, "Methinks the Lady doth protest too much." The President's criticisms of Israel had been (and remain) so extensive, so common and so unforgiving, that I cannot possibly believe him. The events of October, 2000 is exactly what he meant.
And if there is any doubt about it, your ambassador to the United Kingdom Daniel Bernard has cleared it up. Not only did he call Israel "that shitty little country," (quite a polite and diplomatic fellow is Daniel Bernard, is he not?) but he also ante-factum (before the fact) blamed the Jewish people for starting World War Three. My greatest gift of gratitude, therefore, goes to him. He has discovered in me (after all, I belong to "those people") a horrifying quality of causing world wars, a terrible character flaw about which I hitherto had been completely unaware. He has also forewarned us of our pre-assigned guilt.
I would like to inform you that I have decided to join the campaign against France. I will not visit or fly through France and its colonies of
Guadeloupe, Martinique, Tahiti and St. Pierre. That I will also boycott all products made in France, including perfume and cosmetics industry, designer fashion labels, French wines, chocolates, etc. That I will use my money to buy Israeli products, and travel to Israel and other countries who still think that Jews are human and should not live at the mercy of Palestinian terrorists.
I will also contact all people I know and try to get them to do the same.
Let it be a humble manifestation of my gratitude.
Our "moderate" Arab "friends" (or "with friends like these, who needs enemies?")
This article also quoted in Daimnation
THOSE LOVABLE SAUDIS The folks at MEMRI
have unearthed an absolutely appalling article from Al-Riyadh, a Saudi newspaper, about the Jews' use of human blood in their Purim rituals.
"During this holiday, the Jew must prepare very special pastries, the filling of which is not only costly and rare – it cannot be found at all on the local and international markets."
"Unfortunately, this filling cannot be left out, or substituted with any alternative serving the same purpose. For this holiday, the Jewish people must obtain human blood so that their clerics can prepare the holiday pastries. In other words, the practice cannot be carried out as required if human blood is not spilled!!"
"For this holiday, the victim must be a mature adolescent who is, of course, a non-Jew – that is, a Christian or a Muslim. His blood is taken and dried into granules. The cleric blends these granules into the pastry dough; they can also be saved for the next holiday. In contrast, for the Passover slaughtering, about which I intend to write one of these days, the blood of Christian and Muslim children under the age of 10 must be used, and the cleric can mix the blood [into the dough] before or after dehydration."
"Let us now examine how the victims' blood is spilled. For this, a needle-studded barrel is used; this is a kind of barrel, about the size of the human body, with extremely sharp needles set in it on all sides. [These needles] pierce the victim's body, from the moment he is placed in the barrel."
"These needles do the job, and the victim's blood drips from him very slowly. Thus, the victim suffers dreadful torment – torment that affords the Jewish vampires great delight as they carefully monitor every detail of the blood-shedding with pleasure and love that are difficult to comprehend."
"The human race refuses even to look at the Jewish pastries, let alone prepare them or consume them!" [emphasis added]
A few comments:
1. Is anyone believing that the Saudi government has any moral authority to propose a peace plan with Israel when is actually supports this type of garbage? And if anyone tells you that Saudi Arabia has freedom of press...when you stop laughing, just try and remember when was the last time there was a free election in Ryad!!
2. Who gave this Dr (!!!) his diploma? This was written by a university professor: "Dr. Umayma Ahmad Al-Jalahma of King Faysal University in Al-Dammam". This guy is our weekly winner for the Adolf Award.
3. Al-Riyadh is the official Saudi government newspaper. See comment #1 above. Israel is supposed to make peace with these savages? I don't think so!
Another pearl from MEMRI
. If anyone still doubts who was behind the September 11 events (I know, I know...it is very hard to believe but according to a recent poll 62% of Muslims around the world still have doubts...), have them read this article:
Special Dispatch No. 353: Al-Qa’ida Activist, Abu 'Ubeid Al Qurashi: Comparing Munich (Olympics) Attack 1972 to September 11
In the fourth issue of the on-line publication "‘Al-Anssar – For the Struggle Against the Crusader War,” columnist Abu 'Ubeid Al-Qurashi(1) wrote an article in which he compares the Munich operation to September 11.
Both September 11 and Munich '72 Were Media Victories
"…Seemingly, the [Munich Olympics] operation failed because it did not bring about the release of the prisoners, and even cast a shadow of doubt on the justness of the Palestinian cause in world public opinion. But following the operation, and contrary to how it appeared [at first], it was the greatest media victory, and the first true proclamation to the entire world of the birth of the Palestinian resistance movement...”(2)
"In truth, the Munich operation was a great propaganda strike. Four thousand journalists and radio personnel, and two thousand commentators and television technicians were there to cover the Olympic games; suddenly, they were broadcasting the suffering of the Palestinian people.(3) Thus, 900 million people in 100 countries were witness to the operation by means of television screens. This meant that at least a quarter of the world knew what was going on in Munich; after this, they could no longer ignore the Palestinian tragedy.”
"The September 11 [operation] was an even greater propaganda coup. It may be said that it broke a record in propaganda dissemination… With few exceptions, the entire planet heard about it.”
September 11 Restored Arab and Islamic Glory
"While the Munich operation failed to accomplish its goals, the New York raid was very well planned, and accomplished its planners' goals in full. It painfully challenged America, and was an unprecedented slap that had, and will still have, ramifications for the entire world. Unlike the Munich operation, which was limited and had limited national demands, the New York raid had broad goals and aspirations; it rang the bells of restoring Arab and Islamic glory… They did not aspire to gain Western sympathy; rather, they sought to expose the American lie and deceit to the peoples of the world – and first and foremost to the Islamic peoples…”
Al-Qa’ida's and the Taliban's resistance to the crusader campaign… will doubtless go down in history as a model of war between unequal sides… Al-Qa’ida can take over the enemy's [technological] means and use them against him [hang on...you mean to say that Al Qa'ida actually did this...quelle surprise!], while the enemy cannot do the same. The mujahedeen can do this because they have come to understand the enemy's mentality and how his society functions; yet the enemy has no way of deterring the believer or influencing his mentality.”
"After the Munich operation, the Western countries knew how to contain Palestinian rage, at least temporarily: they opened international diplomatic forums to the leaders of the resistance [bingo...this proves that we cannot allow terrorism to succeed...we must destroy terrorists because any appeasement is seen as a victory and only encourages more terrorism...Robert Fisk, Colin Powell, are you listening?...my comment]. The best proof of this is Arafat's visit to the U.N., and his speech to the General Assembly, a mere 18 months after the Munich operation. The flow of recognition of the PLO increased, and by the late 1970s 86 countries had recognized the PLO, as opposed to only 72 that recognized Israel.”
"In contrast, this time it is difficult to contain Islamic rage, because of the high threshold of the goals: completely and comprehensively eliminating Western colonialism in the Islamic region, and distancing the West once and for all from regional affairs…”
"Some may think that the absence of international and regional support for Jihad, in contrast to past support for the [Palestinian] resistance, is a weak point [for the Jihad movement]. Yet the opposite is true. This fact exempts the mujahedeen from the need to offer any concessions, or to continually lower the threshold of their demands so that it leads to a fall –as happened to many resistance organizations that succumbed to the pitfalls of treachery and subjugation, and lost their principles…”
September 11 Proves Muslim Superiority Over the West [and a complete lack of respect for human life...my comment!]
"Some commentators maintain that the direct goals of the New York raid were shattering the idols in the mind of the peoples and arousing them from their slumber. This is indeed what happened. From the New York raid, it can be concluded:
* "No form of surveillance can provide early warning or permit rapid decision making. Even the Echelon satellite surveillance system, which cost billions of dollars… did not manage to stop the 19 mujahedeen wielding knives.
* "The Americans' marketing of the war is totally inefficient. America could not even find an acceptable name for the campaign. Neither 'Crusader War,' 'Absolute Justice,' or 'Infinite Justice' allowed the American propaganda apparatus to overcome the feelings of hatred for America. They could not even remove internal American qualms.
* "The Islamic nation is struggling against globalization, and it continues with its negative attitude towards Western rhetoric and explanations. The Westerners' rage increased once it became clear to them that [Muslims] could use the same computers that they did without espousing the same values. Against all their assessments, [Islamic] culture cannot be shattered by technology [that's right...and this might have to do with the fact that among the 50 largest economies in the world, non are Muslim countries].
* "The West ignores the power of faith. Western civilization, which is based on the information revolution, cannot distance the Muslims from the Koran. The book of Allah brings to the hearts of Muslims a faith deeper than all the utopian descriptions and than the [lies] of the tyrannical Western propaganda machine.
* "Symbols never lose their value. Sheikh Osama [bin Laden] has become a symbol for the repressed from the four corners of the Earth – even for non-Muslims.
* "The Western propaganda machine's size did not keep it from being defeated by Sheikh Osama with what resembled a judo move. The aggressive Westerners became accustomed to observing the tragedies of others – but on September 11 the opposite happened…"
History Will Prove September 11 Justified
"There are data attesting to the importance of the Munich operation in the history of the resistance movement, and the extent of its influence on the entire world. It is known that a direct consequence of this operation was that thousands of young Palestinians were roused to join the fedayeen organizations… The number of organizations engaging in international 'terror' increased from a mere 11 in 1968 to 55 in 1978. Fifty-four percent of these new organizations sought to imitate the success of the Palestinian organization – particularly the publicity the Palestinian cause garnered after Munich.”
"This increase in 'terror' activity after Munich will doubtless recur, particularly if we take into account that the New York raid was a political, economic, and military disaster for America, 10 times greater than that of the Munich operation... It will gradually give rise to an all-out struggle against the American crusader campaign which, if it continues to spread, will strike at the heart of America."[anyone still doubts they are going to try again?...my comment].
Liberals/Socialists - a model of leadership and clear thinking
(still working on this)! I am torn between quoting the idiotic positions of the French or Canadian government. It's so hard to decide between mediocrity and ineptitude...darn!
(adding material soon)...I could take the easy way out and just quote the BBC, the British Bullshitting Corporation...but I am going to try and be a little more refined.